The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings which led to deaths of 310 persons in Sri Lanka.
Suicide bombers struck in churches and hotels in the country on Easter Sunday.
In a statement carried by the extremist group’s mouthpiece Amaq, the group said it targetted Christians and Sri Lanka citizens.
“Those, who carried out the attack that targeted the citizens of the coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yesterday were Islamic State fighters,” Amaq reported on Tuesday.
The statement referred to the US-led coalition, which has been fighting the extremist group in Iraq and Syria since it took over large areas in the two countries in 2014.